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UTEP Women’s Basketball: Miners fall at Old Dominion, but clinch spot in C-USA Tournament

Old Dominion shot 60.7 percent from the field, and dominated UTEP Thursday night in a 87-68 win. Old Dominion’s Jennie Simms led all scorers with 30-points, UTEP’s Sparkle Taylor scored 27 points, but the Miners shot 39 percent from the field and struggled offensively in stretches. UTEP found themselves down 15-8 after 3-pointer from Simms at the 4:17 mark of the first quarter...
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March 02, 2017

UTEP Football Season Tickets Available Online Now

UTEP fans can either renew or purchase new football season tickets online now, while receiving special privileges if they meet the June 2 deadline. The incentives include the ability to purchase tickets to the Miners’ season opener at Oklahoma on Sept. 2, while supplies last. Fans who renew by June 2 will also receive two free tickets to UTEP’s home opener against Rice on Sept...
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March 01, 2017

UTEP Basketball: Discounted Tickets On Sale for Old Dominion, Charlotte Games

The red-hot UTEP men’s basketball team will play its final two home games of the 2016-17 season this week, and discounted tickets are available now. Tickets are only $8 and $10 in all sections except Gold. These tickets are ordinarily as much as $26. The Miners will host Old Dominion on Thursday at 6 p.m., with the winner earning the no. 3 seed in next week’s Conference USA...
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February 28, 2017

UTEP dumps FIU 90-76 behind efficient Willms

MIAMI (AP) Matt Willms scored 23 points, shooting 10 for 13, and Dominic Artis was 7 for 11 and scored 21 points to lead UTEP past Florida International 90-76 on Saturday. Cameron Smith's layup with 7:22 left before halftime brought the Golden Panthers to within 25-24, but UTEP (13-15, 11-5 Conference USA) went on a 16-6 run and led by 11 (41-30) at intermission. Florida International...
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February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

UTEP rolls over FIU 88-47

UTEP led for 37 minutes, had four score in double figures and more important they keep their C-USA Tournament hopes alive via a dominating 88-47 beat down of FIU. Sparkle Taylor continues her hot stretch scoring 23 points on 8-for-13 shooting. She also grabbed seven rebounds and handed out five assists in her last game as a Miner in the Don Haskins Center. UTEP built a 28-9...
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February 25, 2017

UTEP Women’s Basketball: Miners use second quarter run to beat FAU 69-59

Four Miners scored in double figures, helping lift the weight of a six game losing streak off their shoulders as the UTEP Women’s Basketball team held off FAU 69-59. FAU opened up a 16-6 lead four minutes into the opening quarter, as the Miners started 2-for-7 from the field, and trailed 22-14 after the first quarter. The Owls hit six 3-pointers in the first quarter, but the...
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February 23, 2017

UTEP beats Florida Atlantic 60-55 behind Artis, Harris

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Dominic Artis scored 12 points with nine rebounds, Omega Harris had 11 points and eight boards, and Texas-El Paso beat Florida Atlantic 60-55 on Thursday night. Adonis Filer hit a 3 for Florida Atlantic to pull to 42-40 with 11 minutes left. Filer added another layup, again reducing the deficit to two, 46-44, but Matt Willms made a pair free throws, and Harris...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

UTEP Women’s Basketball: Rice holds off UTEP 80-76

UTEP got another outstanding performance from Sparkle Taylor, but could not close the gap late as Rice escaped with a 80-76 win Saturday afternoon in the Don. Taylor posted her second straight 30 point effort scoring 34 points to go along with 11 rebounds, but inconsistencies on the offensive end hurt UTEP despite a hard fought effort. Rice was led by Nicole Iademarco who scored...
Via Miner Rush
February 18, 2017

UTEP Women’s Basketball: North Texas hands UTEP its fifth straight loss 76-69

Sparkle Taylor poured in 32 points, but it wasn’t nearly enough as she was the only Miner to score in double figures in a 76-69 loss to North Texas. UTEP shot 40.4 percent from the floor in the game thanks to a strong start, but went 3-for-11 in the final quarter and also turned it over 16 total times to drop their fifth straight game. The Miners started off hot, scoring 24...
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February 16, 2017

UTEP Women’s Basketball: Big run helps Southern Miss pull away from UTEP 73-48

UTEP ended their four game road trip 0-4 as a lengthy Southern Miss run that wrapped around halftime was too much for the young Miners to overcome falling 73-48 Saturday afternoon. Sparkle Taylor led UTEP with 16 points, and freshman Jakeira Ford added 13 points, but UTEP shot 36.5 percent from the floor, and could not find away around the Golden Eagles defensive pressure giving...
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February 11, 2017

UTEP Women’s Basketball: UTEP falls to LA Tech 69-61

UTEP struggled on offense early on, and were unable to close a double digit deficit for most of the game as the Miners dropped a 69-61 road game at LA Tech. Both teams struggled from the floor in the first half, making 11 field goals each, but eight UTEP turnovers helped the Techsters take a 34-26 lead at halftime. UTEP shot much better the third quarter, going 7-for-13 from...
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February 09, 2017

UTEP Women’s Basketball: Middle Tennessee handles UTEP 76-53

Junior Lulu McKinney scored a season-high tying 15 points while freshmen Jakeira Ford (11 points) and Zuzanna Puc (10 points) also hit double digits for UTEP but first place Middle Tennessee rode big games from Ty Petty (27 points, six assists) and Alex Johnson (25 points, seven boards) to a 76-53 home conquest Saturday evening. The Miners (6-16, 3-7 C-USA) showed good fight and...
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February 05, 2017

UTEP upsets conference leader Middle Tenn. 57-54

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Matt Willms and Omega Harris made four free throws in the final seconds as UTEP upset Middle Tennessee 57-54 on Saturday night to put the lone blemish on the Blue Raiders' Conference USA record. The Miners, trailing 26-16 at the break, dominated the second half 41-27, taking their first lead, 51-50, when Harris hit a jumper with 2:27 left in the game. JaCorey...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2017  |  Discuss

UTEP rallies in 2nd half to beat UAB 63-59

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Omega Harris had 23 points as UTEP came roaring back in the second half to beat UAB 63-59 on Thursday night. UAB looked to be in control at the break, leading 28-19 but the Miners rallied. They had a 14-4 run, capped by Dominic Artis' 3-pointer followed by a layup, to take a 50-42 lead with 7:26 left in the game. UAB closed to 58-55 following Hakeem Baxter...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2017  |  Discuss

UTEP Women’s Basketball: UAB blows by UTEP 74-61

UAB shot 50 percent from the field, and only trailed for 47 seconds as they disposed UTEP 74-61 thanks to some hot 3-point shooting. Sparkle Taylor led the Miners with 16 points, Tamara Seda added 12 points, and eight rebounds, but UTEP turned it over 14 times and went 4-for-16 from behind the 3-point line and were buried by UAB’s 3-point shooting. The Blazers led 20-15 after...
Via Miner Rush
February 02, 2017

WATCH: UTEP Pays Tribute to Jeep Jackson

UTEP Athletics put together some awesome tribute videos featuring Tim Floyd, and legendary El Paso sports reporters Bill Knight, and Fred Albers. Former UTEP player Fred Reynolds, and the Voice of the Miners Jon Teicher are also featured. Check em out…
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February 02, 2017

UTEP Football: Miners sign 16 on National Signing Day

The UTEP football team inked 17 student-athletes during National Signing Day on Wednesday. Out of the 17 signees, four are junior college transfers and 13 are high school athletes. A total of seven offensive and 10 defensive players make up the roster of the 2017 signing class. Sean Kugler once again recruited local talent signing five El Paso natives. In the five seasons since...
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February 01, 2017

UTEP Football: Three 2017 prospects commit to UTEP

It was a busy day for UTEP defensive coordinator Tom Mason on Monday as UTEP continues to mold what is expected to be a smaller than usual recruiting class with just 12 available scholarships for the 2017 cycle ahead of National Signing Day on Wednesday. Tyson Wilson, a 5'11, 170 pound corner back from McKinney, Texas announced that he has flipped his commitment from Harding University...
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January 30, 2017

Willms, Artis lead UTEP over Marshall

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Matt Willms scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds, Dominic Artis had 24 points and 11 boards and UTEP used two second-half runs Saturday night to beat Marshall 91-68. The Miners (6-14, 4-4 Conference USA) scored 12 straight to build a 64-49 lead with 11:19 left and then scored 11 straight to push it to 80-58 with 3:13 to go. Willms made 11 of 15 from...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2017  |  Discuss

UTEP Women’s Basketball: Miners bounce back to drop Marshall 84-74

UTEP’s entire starting five scored in double figures for the first time all season, led by Sparkle Taylor who poured in 25 points helping UTEP pick apart Marshall 84-74 Saturday afternoon. The Miners averaged a point per possession, assisting on 23 of their 29 made field goals, and also went 21-for-29 at the free throw line putting together one of their more consistent offensive...
Via Miner Rush
January 28, 2017

UTEP to Honor Iconic Miner Jeep Jackson at Feb. 2 Game

Jeep Jackson, one of the most beloved players in UTEP basketball history and the heart and soul of the great Miner teams of the ‘80s, will be honored at UTEP’s game versus UAB on Thursday, Feb. 2 in the Haskins Center. Jackson is being recognized 30 years after his passing at the age of 23. He died less than two months after playing his final game for the Miners. Tip-off...
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January 26, 2017

UTEP Football: 2017 schedule officially released

It starts on the road, and ends on the road as UTEP’s 2017 football schedule was released by Conference USA this morning. UTEP will open the season with Oklahoma on the road on September 2nd among seven road games for the second time in three seasons. The Miners will also host Arizona as the lone marquee home game, and will end the 2017 regular season with UAB who returns to...
Via Miner Rush
January 26, 2017

UTEP routs cold shooting UTSA 59-39

With a little cold shooting help from the UTSA Roadrunners, UTEP finally put together a complete outing, dismantling UTSA 59-39 to win their third straight, sweeping a three game C-USA home stand. The Miners took advantage of a cold UTSA start from the floor, and built an early lead that continued to grow until halftime and lasted the entire 39 minutes after UTEP grabbed their...
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January 21, 2017

UTEP Women’s Basketball: UTSA rolls UTEP 97-76

UTSA used an explosive second quarter to pull away from UTEP 97-76 Saturday afternoon in San Antonio dropping UTEP to 5-13 overall, and 2-4 in C-USA play. UTEP led 18-17 after the first quarter of play, but did not have an answer for UTSA senior forward Tesha Smith who posted a career day for the Roadrunners. Smith scored 22 first half points, going 8-for-8 from the free throw...
Via Miner Rush
January 21, 2017

UTEP Football: Miners pickup commit from kicker Jake Friant

UTEP needs a kicker for the 2017 season, and received a commit from Georgia high school kicker Jake Friant. Blessed to officially commit to play football at the University of Texas El Paso #gominers #kickersarepeopletoo #eyesup #utep pic.twitter.com/xgrlLBjqCH— Legatron (@jacob_friant) January 18, 2017 Friant, 5'11, 180 pounds, went 24-for-25 in his high school...
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January 18, 2017
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